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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. FARM-SIZED LOW WINDSPEED TURBINE

    SBC: SONSIGHT INC            Topic: 86

    Well over 50 % of US land area constitutes low wind-speed sites, yet wind turbines are either not effective or only marginally effective in such low winds. To extract significantly more energy from such DOE Class 1 or Class 2 winds requires substantially increasing turbine blade rotor diameter (wind power is proportional to the square of the blade diameter). However, due to limitations on turbine ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. An Integrated BioGas-Solar Dehydration System: Increasing Sustainability through Value-Added Agriculture

    SBC: OMNIGREEN RENEWABLES            Topic: 86

    Mandates for biofuels have resulted in the significant increase of biodiesel production in rural communities. Hawaii's Jatropha biodiesel production will produce nearly 650-700 kg of residues, consisting of Jatropha seedcake and fruit hulls for every metric ton of seeds harvested for oil production. In addition, the biodiesel conversion process will produce another 30-50 kg of crude glycerin, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. Early Math&Science Intervention for Rural Communities

    SBC: LEARNIMATION            Topic: 86

    This SBIR Phase II project targets early intervention in math and science for preK-3 students in high need rural areas. The research timeline will design, build and validate a web-based Early Math and Science Preparation and Intervention Program that that trains and develops the underlying facilities required for future math learning. Working in tandem with national leaders in cognitive neuroscien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Optimizing Marketing Strategy and Consumer Connection for a Corn-Based Compostable To-Go Tea Filter in Mass Foodservice

    SBC: TEA SPOT, THE            Topic: 89

    Foodservice sales of tea in the U.S. are currently increasing at about 8% annually (Sundale, 2010). Within this sector, there is an increasing demand for loose leaf teas over traditionally low-quality tea bags. The Tea Spot has developed a patent pending tea filter, trademarked Brewlux, for the preparation and delivery of loose tea to-go in the mass foodservice market. Phase I USDA-NIFA sponsored ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Optical Fiber Sensor for Plant Nutrients

    SBC: SCIENCE AND SENSORS TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 813

    The problem: Nutrient concentration has a direct effect on the yield and quality of plants. However, despite their importance, they are frequently over applied and, if their concentration is thought to be incorrect, they are discarded into the environment and replaced with a new solution. This leads to nutrient waste and widespread environmental contamination of aquatic, ground and drinking water ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of an integrated actuator for real time control of spray nozzle flow rate and droplet size spectrum

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Typical agrochemical sprayers use nozzles to atomize a liquid stream into droplets; these droplets then travel to the target. Nozzles may be selected to provide a range of droplet sizes, spray distribution patterns, and flow rates for a desired liquid material application. Spray distribution, droplet size, and flow rate are important considerations in achieving a high quality agrochemical applicat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Accurate Huanglongbing (HLB) Diagnosis

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Citrus canker, caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri, a bacteria associated with citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) damage, and Huanglongbing (HLB) . Successful completion of this project will provide citrus growers with a valuable tool for managing these two terrifying diseases, and enhance the diagnosis of diseased trees, even in the beginn ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. LEDs for Managing Pest Insects in Greenhouses Phase II

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 813

    Plant-eating insect pests cause significant economic loss in commercial greenhouse growing operations, sometimes amounting to tens of thousands of dollars per hectare. Insects as a vector of plant pathogens also rank very high on the problem list for greenhouse/hothouse growers. Efficiently managing pests requires an array of complementary methods including traps and other physical methods, biolog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Plant Produced Porcine IL-12 Vaccine Adjuvant for Swine Flu and Other Viral Diseases

    SBC: Biostratagies, LC            Topic: 82

    (23) Non-technical Summary: TITLE: Plant Produced Porcine Il-12 Vaccine Adjuvant for Swine Flu and Other Viral Diseases PD: Radin, David N., PhD, BioStrategies LC CoPD: Cramer, Carole L., PhD, Arkansas State University and BioStrategies LC CoPD: Medrano, Giuliana, PhD, Arkansas State University As the nation attempts to meet the challenges posed by the spread of pandemic influenza there is a need ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. SPLAT BASE: A Revolutionary Attract And Kill Technology To Effectively Manage Orchard Pests.

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Our Phase I research and development in laboratory bioassays, wind tunnel, caged trees, and small field trials, indicates that different approaches are needed to maximize contact of the moth with the source containing the insecticide. We found that optimizing an attract and kill formulation that actually attracts and kills the males, instead of disrupting their orientation, is a fine balancing act ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture

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